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Belmar, NJ
A 53-year-old female asked:

I had strep throat took abt and now i have red bumps on my left palm that do not itch but causes skin breaks that get scaly?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Scarletina...: Some strains of strep that cause strep throat also secrete a toxin that can cause skin things to go on. One of these is exactly what you are describing - the cracking palms. You can also develop a fine red rash on the body - that's what your great-grandma used to call scarlet fever. As long as you have taken your antibiotics as directed, this will pass and you will be fine.
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